Winner of the 10th OTTAVIO ZIINO International Opera Competition Extraordinary Section in Rome 2011 (Second Prize), Finalist of the “Cittá del Alcamo” International Singing Competition 2006, Semi-finalist of the Rocca Delle Macíe International Singing Competition 2006, the 5TH OTTAVIO ZIINO International Opera Competition in Roma 2006 and The First International Singing Competition 'Tommaso Traetta' 2007,
Hungarian-born British Soprano, Zita Tátrai, started her operatic studies with the famous Transylvanian voice teacher Ilona Adorján in Budapest, and went on to learn from Maestro Giuseppe Morino in Roma, Italy after which she spent an intensive half a year in New York as the student of Ms. Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs then studied with Rosalind Plowright OBE in London. While she was still a student of Ms. Adorján Ms Tátrai made her operatic debut at the Bartók + Verdi International Opera Festival Miskolc, in 2001 as Odabella in Verdi’s Attila and performed many roles since in both Operas and Operettas including; The Countess in Kálmán’s Countess Maritza, Sylvia in Kálmán’s Csárdás Fürstin, Antonia in The Man of La Mancha, Mrs Vane in Várkonyi’s The Portrait of Dorian Gray, and Boito: Mefistofele (Margherita),Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (Nedda), Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza), Puccini: Tosca (Tosca), Verdi: Il Trovatore (Leonora), Verdi: Nabucco (Abigaille), Verdi: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera (Amelia)
She sang these roles in several cities and houses of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland and Belgium, Italy, South Africa, and in a tour to Japan under the auspices of the organisation Buchmann and Landgraf Agentur.
While advancing in her career Miss Tatrai is continuously on the quest of achieving the highest possible standards as a Dramatic Soprano thus searching for the opportunities to work and study with the greatest artists available. Couple of opinions:
"She's got a tremendous talent!"
- Nelly Miricioiu, London Masterclasses (Aug 25, 2009)
"Absolute international standards!"
- Janos Acs, Verona (Jul 02, 2008)
"The most exciting artist I've heard lately!"
- Robert Gilder, London (Sep 15, 2009)
"Very beautiful voice, easily coming high notes! Brava!"
- Placido Domingo, Pécs, Hungary (Aug 03, 2008)
Active as a recitalist throughout Europe she was featured in the World Premiere of composer Sándor Fekete Kiss’s Contemporary song cycle With You in Budapest, recorded by Hungarian National Radio based on the poetry of Ms Tatrai.
While writing articles and short stories in the Hungarian Evening News (Esti Hírlap), Miss Tátrai was also a principal voiceover artist for Hungarian Television for roles including; Counsellor Deanna Troi in StarTrek: The Next Generation, Storm (the character of Halle Berry) in X Men 1 and X Men 2, and most notably was featured as the voice of Xena the Warrior Princess in the Internationally syndicated series. As an actress in Hungary she was featured in many plays and starred in four films, which were also broadcast on Hungarian National Television.
Ms Tátrai is also an accomplished painter and photographer. She was commissioned by United Nations to paint a mural at the International University of Honduras and her works are included in private collections and displayed at the National Gallery of Art in Honduras.
Masterclasses: Sylvia Sass, Keszthely, Hungary 2011.
Sylvia Sass, Nantes, France 2011.
Nelly Miricioiu, London 2009.
Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs, New York 2008.
Rosalind Plowright OBE, London 2007.
Maestro Giuseppe Morino, Roma 2007
Eva Marton, Szeged 2005.
Verdi: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth)
Verdi: Nabucco (Abigaile)
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (Amelia)
Verdi: Il Trovatore (Leonora)
Verdi: Attila (Odabella)
Verdi: Don Carlos (Elisabetta)
Verdi: Aida (Aida) (Amneris)
Giordano: Andrea Chénier (Maddalena)
Wagner: Tannhäuser (Elisabeth)
Puccini: Turandot (Turandot)
Puccini: Tosca (Tosca)
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza)
Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (Nedda)
Boito: Mefistofele (Margherita)
Elgar: The Spirit of England
Stanford: Stabat Mater